Do college professors allow you to audio record their lectures?
I already have a little unobtrusive mic set up that I could use for this to record onto my laptop, the issue is whether or not it would be generally allowed. What do all you users know about the validity of this? If it's allowed, it would be one hell of a help, as I both type and write slowly, so notes are a major pain.
Is it the prof's personal choice, or is it illegal, considered cheating, allowed and encouraged, what? I know my mom was allowed to record her prof's lectures in college, but that was a community college, not a large state institution like California State U Chico, which I will be attending.
Note that I don't want to do this sneakily, as getting caught (if it's not allowed) could put me in serious trouble.